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The Volkswagen brand at a glance

Dr. Herbert Diess

Key figures - Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand

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11/13/19

Transparent garages and a black cube

The Autostadt puts the Volkswagen Group’s values into visual form. Guided tours of the exhibition give visitors an overview of what there is to experience – and that goes beyond hands-on mobility.
11/12/19

That's what "New Volkswagen" is all about

"New Volkswagen" celebrates its premiere in China with a spectacular drone show in Guangzhou. We answer the most important questions and show a video with the head of design explaining the new logo.
11/08/19

Volkswagen in Eastern Germany: 30 facts

Thirty years ago, the people of East Germany brought down the Berlin wall. The anniversary is an occasion to look back at the automotive industry in the eastern Federal states.
11/07/19

30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: Automaking East – a portrait of five car dealerships

Thirty years after the Berlin Wall came down, Volkswagen is positioned very well in the states of eastern Germany. The reason for this is dealers who have strengthened the Group’s brands for decades. Five examples:
11/07/19

Hydrogen or battery?

The start of production of the Volkswagen ID.3 again raises the question of the most sustainable mobility technology in many places: Electric battery or hydrogen? We explain where the decisive advantages of the electric drive over the fuel cell currently lie. And why there is no alternative to Volkswagen's decision to consistently promote e-mobility.
11/06/19

High-tech in production

Volkswagen is converting the Zwickau plant into a modern high-tech facility. We take a look at the automotive production of the future. We have been to the sheetmetal shop, the body shop, the paint shop, and talked to the experts.
11/05/19

The largest training camp in the automotive industry

Volkswagen is training all their 8,000 employees at the Zwickau plant to be ready for e-car production by 2021. The cost and effort are enormous – but also justified. After all, Zwickau will be the trailblazer for production of the Volkswagen ID. family.
11/04/19

Zwickau: flagship of e-mobility

Angela Merkel was a witness today, on 4th of November, when Volkswagen finally entered the age of e-mobility. In the presence of the German Chancellor and Volkswagen CEO Herbert, the first ID.3 production vehicle rolled off the assembly line in Zwickau, in the Free State of Saxony.
11/01/19

CO2 neutral ID.3: just like that

The ID.3 marks the beginning of a new era – also in the field of sustainability. The electric car is the first Volkswagen to be manufactured in a carbon neutral balance sheet manner. How Volkswagen does it? Through a comprehensive sustainable strategy. Read more on this further down, with five info graphics and a video.

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The Volkswagen brand is completely realigning with its TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. Step-by-step, the brand is evolving into a leading, profitable volume manufacturer and is also seeking to play a leading role in the new world of automobility. Our target is to sell about one million electric cars per year by 2025 and to be the market leader in e-mobility.
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.